Christmas Parenting Bingo

The Christmas holidays are here and, if you're anything like me, you're not quite ready. In our case, we're largely sorted in terms of shopping and so on, but not mentally or emotionally prepared. This isn't ideal as the break between terms two and three this year is the best part of three weeks. With three ...

Review: Bosch GlassVAC

If there's one thing that really bothers me about cold mornings, it's condensation. That might sound a bit precious but, as I have asthma, I really notice the change in air quality at this time of year! Too much moisture in the air can lead to other nasties such as mould and nobody wants to be ...

Review: The LEGO Book New Edition

We absolutely love LEGO in our house. Indeed, the kids have already built an extensive collection. What's more, the sets I had as a kid remain all present and correct at my parents' home. There's something quite brilliant about following the instructions to make vehicles and buildings or, of course, creating your own. This new title ...

What I watched this week: Fortitude

This week, I've been watching increasingly unbelievable events unfold against a bleak backdrop. No, I'm not talking about news coverage of Brexit again. The main attraction has been season three of Fortitude. As usual, there are spoilers - including for seasons one and two this time - so you may want to come back after a ...

What I watched this week: Kidding

I've had a busy weekend so am a couple of days late with this week's review of what I watched on telly. There was a lot more that appealed to me this week, including Jim Carrey's new drama, Kidding. As always, there are mild spoilers so, if you haven't seen any of the following, you may want ...